Using Picks and Magnets for River Metal Detecting

Metal detecting can be a really cool way to spend your time. If you’re like me you love researching and then locating old Civil War sites and then asking land owners if you can hunt the area for what may lay beneath the ground. One really fun thing to do is to metal detect in water! If you use a…

Read More→

The Perfect Crossbow for Beginners

Crossbows have been around for well over 1,000 years and began in ancient China and quickly expanded westward into Europe. The crossbow changed the face of the world as it helps armies who possessed it overpower their enemies with this advanced weapon. While a crossbow is no longer considered an “advanced weapon” it sure is a damn good weapon and…

Read More→

How to Start Blacksmithing: The First Steps

Blacksmithing is something I have written about extensively and is a craft I’ve been fascinated with for years. You may have seen my video which is used worldwide as an informational to help people get started. You can see the video in this article titled: Blacksmithing, Everything You Need to Know to Begin Working Metal. This article is going to…

Read More→

Registered Dietitian Internship: Clinical & Medical Case Study

To become a Registered Dietitian a person must first earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics (if you have a Ph.D. and a number of college nutrition courses, there is one exception called ISPP) from an accredited university. Next they will work to secure an Accredited Registered Dietitian Internship which is typically at least 1,200 hours and will be broken-up over…

Read More→

Preppers Stop Being Stupid and Read This

Full disclosue: I’m not a prepper. It’s just not something I’m into. But I’ve been researching prepping and communicating with rather prolific preppers for a number of years now so I have the concept down pretty well. That being said, preppers, you all have to get your shit together and stop being so stupid. Here’s why. This notion that some…

Read More→

Blacksmith Clothing – Dressing to Pound Iron

Every blacksmith wants to make cool things by pounding hot metal but aside from the craft itself, I’ve received a lot of questions about what blacksmiths should wear. Let me be very clear right here from the start. Wear whatever you want to and try to make sure your feet, hands and eyes are well protected while you do it….

Read More→

Top 8 Prepper Supplies for the Worst Case Scenario

We’ve all seen the TV shows, the YouTube videos and all the online articles talking about “doomsday”, the end of the world and a “post-apocalyptic” reality. Some of this stuff seems a bit outlandish and over-hyped but I admit that there is something in our human nature that causes us to contemplate the possibility of massive catastrophe. As human beings…

Read More→

Basics of Blacksmithing: Getting Started

This article builds on a number of other articles I have written about blacksmiths and blacksmithing over the past couple of years. In this article you will learn about and see (detailed video belwo) exactly how blacksmiths perform all the basic techniques that are used to work metal and you will also learn about all of the various tools blacksmiths…

Read More→

25 of the World’s Most Famous Blacksmiths

Blacksmithing is an ancient craft that is making a resurgence in the United States and the developed world. People are studying the craft of blacksmithing like never before and the need for information, instruction, tools and facilities are at all time highs. I love everything about this trend because it takes us back to our roots when men and women…

Read More→

The 5 Best Books for Learning to Blacksmith

Good books can shave years off of the learning curve for a blacksmith. This is a list of five (5) books that will do just that for you as they have for me. Blacksmithing is a craft someone may practice for their entire life and still not know it all. Luckily there are some really amazing books out there that…

Read More→